I knew in my heart of hearts I’d give in eventually. At first, I thought willpower alone would be enough to keep me on the straight and narrow, avoiding the temptation that seemed to place itself in front of me on every street in London.
But no. I broke down and crumbled, like the weak human being I am.
I ordered an iPhone 4.
But wait – here me out! This is not merely based on lust for each and every product released by Apple. Well, partly. But this time, I’ve actually had time to spend some time playing with/evaluating the phone, as opposed to simply ordering it as soon as it appeared on Apple’s website. My other half has had an iPhone 4 since they were released, so I’ve had ample opportunity to compare it to my iPhone 3Gs and realise it’s a serious upgrade.
In addition to pure, unadulterated gadget lust, I’ve added some economic analysis into the mix. Seriously. I’ve already figured out how I can afford the bloody thing (mostly involving eBay) and arranged a 0% 6 months finance deal with Apple. It’s my most mature gadget purchase ever.
But (I hear you cry) what about the upcoming iPhone 5? Or iPhone 6? Let’s face it, Apple will always come out with something new. Permanently waiting for the next big thing will mean never having the actual big thing. Or indeed, the thing you actually want.
Now I just have to wait for it to arrive.
Tick tock. Tick tock.